As Easter approaches and we slowly begin to see people wearing short-sleeved shirts, shorts, and just one layer of clothing. An exciting thought begins to settle in: soon, it will be summer and that means packing your most glamorous bikini for a much merited vacation. We get even closer to white sandy beaches and laughter filled pool parties.
However, none of this can happen if you are not feeling like the best version of yourself. BeachCandy Swimwear makes it their mission to find swimsuits that make women feel confident, sexy, and glamourous. We want you to love yourself and all that comes with it. As much as we love watching you ladies look incredible on the outside, we also want you feeling incredible on the inside.
Every woman can relate to feeling down, unmotivated, and insecure. We have all been there. And that is why it is up to us girls to stick together and help our fellow babes out! Follow these tips to ensure that you feel vibrant and energetic, with the kind of beauty that shines from within.
Love Yourself and Your Curves
Don’t be daunted by magazines & sometimes social media that seem to praise only one body type. Thankfully, in the 21st century, we have a wide range of role models to look up to of all ages and sizes. With fashion icons like Ashley Graham or Candice Huffine. Advocating for body positivity and self-acceptance, and Lyn Slater now considered a style icon at the age of 64.
While it is certainly true that body sizes and shapes have changed over the past few decades, there is also the growing realization that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. The key to health surely lies in finding a healthy compromise between setting goals and having self-compassion; between accepting and loving ourselves as we are and doing our very best to lose weight if we are in danger of being overweight or obese, always paying respect to the core values of health and well being.
We want you feeling like your best self this summer! To do that, you need to remind yourself what you love about yourself. Remind yourself how special you are. Remind yourself that you are made to perfection. Self love is a process and we believe in you achieving it.
Stepping Up Your Workout
To make the most of the personal development time you have to work out. Try to get at least 40 minutes of exercise every day, maximizing your results by varying your routine every day. That is, one day concentrate on just cardio interval training (alternating periods of high-intensity exercise with low-intensity recovery periods to burn around 50% more calories in 50% less time.) The next day do strength training with weights, on the third day run, cycle or walk, etc.
Whatever you do, don’t concentrate on just cardio workouts; it is vital to build muscle to obtain a lean, toned look. Muscle burns considerably more calories than fat, so muscle building and maintenance are crucial both for those seeking to lose weight, and those who simply wish to maintain their current BMI.
Fuel Up on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
The Mediterranean Diet is the way to go when it comes to glowing, youthful skin. Consume lean protein, plenty of fruits and vegetables, nuts, and healthy fats such as Omega-3 essential fatty acids, found in everything from tuna and salmon to cold pressed extra-virgin olive oil.
Shun high-sugar and processed foods, which play havoc with insulin production, and which cause collagen (the basic building blocks of skin) to bunch up and become tangled – which in turn causes skin in your face and body to sag or develop wrinkles.
Your best bikini body is the one you already have; forget about crash diets and unrealistic weight loss plans, and focus instead on eating healthily, exercising everyday with plenty of variety in your workouts, and jazzing up your look with a stunning bikini that is as comfortable to wear as it is glamorous.
Last but not least, Treat Yourself! Sometimes it is so easy to worry so much about putting others first that we neglect our own needs. Self care is such an important step in becoming your best self because you are acknowledging your own needs. Whether its a foot massage, a steak dinner, or a shopping spree here at BeachCandy, you deserve it!
You are already perfect but we can all work on some personal development. Here's to building each other up and influencing each other to be the best versions of ourselves. With Love Xx BeachCandy.
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Check out our last blog on what to pack to your tropical trip.